Breezy Beautiful: 5 Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces

These sunny, open spaces truly are a breath of fresh air

A home right on the ocean is one thing. But when you add in a warm climate, stellar vistas and world-class architecture, you’ve got the type of home that’s difficult to leave once you enter. From a spa retreat in Cape Town to a sun-worshipper’s dream home in Antigua, these spaces take full advantage of fresh air and picture-perfect surroundings in swoon-worthy open spaces. 

1. The Spa House, South Africa

indoor-outdoor-living-designs-1Views of the Cape Peninsula Mountain Ranges and Hout Bay are visible at every turn in The Spa House; the space is both airy and bright, illuminated by natural light that pours through the glass walls and open spaces. Outside, sun loungers dot the sun-drenched deck. While we love feeling the South African breeze from anywhere in this home, our favorite feature is easily the “underwater relaxation room”, complete with a sauna, steam room and salt bath. Yes please!
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2. CeiloMar, Costa Rica

indoor-outdoor-living-designs-1If you’re as keen on golf as you are architecture, you’ve found your match at CeiloMar; this interesting bow-and-arrow structured home rests right beside Papagayo’s world-class Arnold Palmer golf course. After a morning round of golf, return to this modern marvel and go for a dip in the Olympic-sized pool, watch a movie in the home theater, or continue the adventure with a surf session. Whether you’re out exploring Costa Rica’s lush nature or you’re relaxing in this breezy space, expect to see colorful wildlife.
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3. Villa Ambar, Bali 

indoor-outdoor-living-designs-1Seven acres of perfectly manicured gardens surround this spacious, traditional Balinese-style home. Floor-to-ceiling retractable doors ensure the soft breezes waft through the home all day, while the vaulted ceilings add to the airiness. Hand-carved wood accents and local artwork blend with simple, chic furniture for the oh-so-Balinese vibe. Whether you’re enjoying a morning yoga session by the pool or tucking in to a feast à la private chef, the sparkling sea views at Villa Ambar will never get old.
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4. Les Palmier, Antigua 

indoor-outdoor-living-designs-1Down by Jumby Bay in Antigua, it’s all about refined relaxation. That means you can sprawl out on chaise longues, relax on the beach (that’s just steps away from your master bedroom, of course), or practice your swing on the putting green, all while enjoying top-notch chef service. We recommend easing in to the day with a cup of coffee in this gorgeous room, then paddle boarding along the calm bay shores, and saving the rest of the day for doing a whole lot of one thing: relaxing.
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5. Le Reve, St. Martin

st-martin-lereve-05Should we go to the spa? Oh wait! We have a spa here! If you’re a pampering enthusiast, Le Reve is your new dream home: a steam room, massage area and mani-pedi area round out all of the must-haves for a day of beautifying. And there’s no better way to finish a day at the spa than a swim in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. Afterwards, kick back with a cocktail and take in the St. Martin sunset from your deck and plan out yet another day of pure bliss.
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Colleen McNamara